What did Syndromic Surveillance Show During London 2012? Lessons for Mass Gatherings

Dan Todkill, Helen Hughes, Alex Elliot, Roger Morbey, Obaghe Edeghere, Sally Harcourt, Brian McCloskey, Gillian Smith


This paper investigates the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on syndromic surveillance systems coordinated by Public Health England. The Games had very little obvious impact on the daily number of ED attendances and general practitioner consultations both nationally, and within London. These results provide valuable lessons learned for future mass gathering events.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5835

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